Should I be worried that my otherwise highly developed 14 month old doesn't speak?

Meghan - posted on 09/25/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 14 month old daughter has done every other mile stone on time or beforehand but she refuses to talk. I know she can do it, I just think it may have something to do with my over talkative 3 year old. What can I do to help her along? I want to have these profound conversations with her that I have with my 3 year old! :)

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Kristen - posted on 09/30/2010

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My son didnt talk much until after he turned two. Dont worry about it! There is no need to rush, just enjoy your children and the milestones they hit at their own pace.

Sarah - posted on 09/30/2010

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I'm the same as the other moms, my second born doesn't talk nearly as much as his sister did at his age. He'll also be 2 in November and doesn't talk much, and what he does, is also hard to understand lol I think it's normal too...I don't know why it happens, because I've done all the same things with him that I did with his sister. Talk to him,sing to him, point things out and what they're called...he just doesn't pick it up like she did. i thought something was wrong since I had nothing to compare him to besides his sister, but I've read ALOT of other moms say the same thing. Some say its a boy thing, some that secondborns are just naturally more quiet...so its good to know. I know he wont be a mute though lol he obviously tries..just a matter of time. :)

Lindsy - posted on 09/29/2010

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My son who is going to be 2 in Nov. still doesn't say much, and what he does say isn't very clear, but I'm not that worried b/c he clearly understands EVERYTHING he hears. A second child is very typically rather quiet for the first couple years. When they finally do start talking I'm willing to bet it will be in nearly complete sentences! :)

Kelina - posted on 09/25/2010

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no, my son's 19 months, incredibly smart and still doens't say a word. she'll talk in her own time.

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